Call to Action # 65

We call upon the federal government, through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, post-secondary institutions and educators, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and its partner institutions, to establish a national research program with multi-year funding to advance understanding of reconciliation.

Why “In Progress”?

The Canada Research Coordinating Committee was created to improve the coordination efforts of Canada’s granting agencies—the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—as well as the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

On Feb. 1, 2022, NCTR and SSHRC announced a partnership to advance Indigenous-led research. The collaboration will foster research on reconciliation and residential schools, done by and with Indigenous communities. It will leverage the skills and knowledge of both parties—the NCTR’s expertise and ability to safeguard the truths of Survivors, their families, communities and others affected by the residential school system; and SSHRC’s role to promote and support research and training in the humanities and social sciences.

On Jan. 17, 2020 the committee released “Setting New Directions to support Indigenous research and research training in Canada – Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022” co-developed with Indigenous peoples.

Budget 2018 committed $3.8M to develop a strategic research plan “to identify new ways of doing research with Indigenous communities, including strategies to grow the capacity of Indigenous communities to conduct research and partner with the broader research community.” Hired a Director, Indigenous Research to manage implementation of engagement plan.

Current Status

April 4, 2022

In Progress

Previous Status

February 14, 2022

In Progress

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